Quiksilver Pro New York gets green light despite Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011 | Surfing
Long Beach: perfect vision

The Quiksilver Pro New York 2011 will be contested. Despite the enormous effects felt by the impact of the Hurricane Irene, the ASP World Tour and the authorities of the City of Long Beach have confirmed that the historic surfing event will be run.

The surf contest is scheduled to start on Sunday, September 4, on a 11-day “holding period”, with the Quiksilver Pro Trials. The situation has been changing daily and the City resources are focused on hurricane restoration and clean up as first priority.

The City has only canceled the festival and music components of the event, as they are no longer achievable. The Quiksilver Pro NY is first and foremost about the surf contest and Long Beach has an incredible surfing tradition and spirit.

The ASP World Tour is committed to holding the event at Long Beach, "so that together we can promote the sport by bringing together the best surfers in the world to this terrific community".

Long Beach took a direct hit from Irene, a category 1 hurricane when it moved through. Storm surge, big waves and a coinciding high tide caused large scale erosion to the beach at National Boulevard that is the host site to the Quiksilver Pro.

As instructed by the city of Long Beach Quiksilver Pro event structures were removed prior to Irene's arrival, so no structural loss has been incurred. Quiksilver will be working alongside the City of Long Beach to monitor the building daily to determine how to manufacture the same experience as intended before Irene.

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